Abramis Brama returns with their seventh studio album, which also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut on the Swedish heavy rock scene – as well as on national radio in 1998 with the now classic song ”Mamma talar”.
At the time, however, heavy rock with strong 60’s and 70’s roots sung in their native Swedish language was hardly in fashion. Aside from one album (by request by the record label at the time), Abramis Brama has not swayed, nor betrayed their initial ideals of fusing the doomy thunder of Black Sabbath with the deep grooves of bands like Mountain and the lyrical tradition that started with Swedish cult band November in the late 60’s – adding also a clearly Swedish folk influence and some psychedelic touches.
This has garnered them international praise and recognition from listeners and press alike, and by their solid, high energy live performances all over Sweden they’ve created a strong grassroots fan base, that stretch far outside the main cities.
Tusen år is the band’s debut for Black Lodge Records/Sound Pollution and will be followed by tours and festivals both in Sweden and abroad. A very focused rock album that is faithful to the band’s ideals of fusing deep grooves, heavy riffs, and acoustic inflections with thoughtful, mature, often poetic lyrics – which both celebrate and lament the light and dark aspects of our existence on earth and beyond.